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Furthur Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 2013-09-22

by Furthur



Set One:

01 tuning
02 Samson & Delilah
03 Foolish Heart >
04 Black Throated Wind
05 Brown Eyed Women
06 The Music Never Stopped
07 New Speedway Boogie
08 Deal

Set Two:

01 tuning
02 Weather Report Suite >
03 Eyes Of the World >
04 Dark Star (verse 2) >
05 The Other One >
06 Morning Dew >
07 Help On the Way >
08 Slipknot! >
09 Franklin's Tower

Encore:

10 donor rap
11 Brokedown Palace


Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Location Morrison, CO

Source Audix CPS-MICRO-O (OTS, A/B spaced 14", center, 9' up) > Micro capsule active w/ Naiant PFA > Tascam DR-680
Lineage Digital transfer: SDHC card (USB reader) > PC Digital editing: CuBase SX 2.0.1 (pre and post set fades, WAVES L2 Maximizer, WAVES Q10 Paragraphic EQ) Tracking & processing for distribution: CD Wave Editor > Traders Little Helper > FLAC > AudioShell tag editor Distribution format: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo (.FLAC)
Taped by Chuck Miller
Transferred by Chuck Miller

Notes

Branford Marsalis played saxophone(s) from the "Let It Grow" section of "Weather Report Suite" through the rest of Set Two and the encore

Reviews

Reviewer: Lord Happy - - September 29, 2013
Subject: Simply a pleasure
I concur that it was the best of the four nights, but you know, every night was the best night ever for someone. I'm long past the point of caring what they play, I just want them to play, and to play it well. Any notes they miss, or that I think should be there, I'll just fill in on my own.

Which is what makes the sax such a great addition to sound that peels off that stage. I saw Clarence Clemmons back in Boca a few years ago with them and the sax just adds a very different dimension. I couldn't tell you that Branford plays any better than Ornette Coleman did back in '93 or not: what I can tell you is that he played, and to me, it sounded great.

Best part of it all was watching the lightning sizzle through the storm-lashed sky and feeling the wind pick up during BTW. That worked great for me.

The 2nd set moved along quite nicely and HSF dropped right in where it belonged insofar as my head space was concerned.
Reviewer: ctdeadhead1 - - September 26, 2013
Subject: @limeydeadhead
I've seen the Dead since 79' so unfortunately never saw any of the Pig Pen years. The band I fell in love with did not exist in the mid 1990's near Jerry's demise. Still loved them, Jerry was still my favorite musician, but that band was only a shadow of the band I fell in love with in the early 80's. Their playing was less inspiring, setlists started to become fairly predictable, there were a a few songs they could either open or close a setlist with and very rarely did they sway from that. Second set was three sometimes four songs, drums, space, slow song, set closer. Again once in a while they changed that up, but not often.

I have found that Furthur and most of the other Dead related bands (Phil & Friends, Ratdog, etc.), the playing is more inspired, any song can be played at any time, many songs the Dead refused to play are back in the reprotoire, any night a guest may walk out on stage. I love the fact that Phil is always changing up his band and the sound is always different. Bobby and Phil (especially Phil) always have huge smiles on their faces when playing. It is refreshing and inspiring.

You are certainly entitled to your opinion and are permitted ti like and dislike what you wish. I would give almost anything to see one of those incredible MSG shows of the early 80's, but I can't. Jerry is dead and buried, and I think Bobby and Phil did Jerry proud. They have kept the original idea and philosophy of the band alive and well.

I am sure this has more to do with technology than anything else, but Phil and Bobby are far more pronounced and distinct now than in any recording I have heard from the Dead. Again, alot has changed in the world of technology since 1995.
Reviewer: FatCity-G - - September 25, 2013
Subject: Thank You for a Real Good Time!!
Sunday shows can always be a grab bag, but what a grab bag this was! So Thankful to still be able to attend 'church' with so many like-minded people in such a beautiful setting! First set has a nice selection and is well played. But you'd best put on your seatbelt for the second! Bobby requesting "Security...." when Brandford walked out is priceless, and his playing throughout is very tasteful and well-timed. The entire second set is like a successful trip through the mountains with sketchy brakes! Dark Star>Other One>Morning Dew, straight to Help>Slip>Franklins? And 7000+ folks helping out on vocals for 'Brokedown'? Let that be your guide. Awesome show, and a BIG 'Thank You' to all for a Real Good Time!!
Reviewer: wlg3 - - September 25, 2013
Subject: Was it Bill Graham who said...
...we who were at one of "those" shows were not cool, just fortunate? I feel especially fortunate; with time and resources for just 1 of the 4 shows, I decided it would be cool to hear a Sunday Sampson just once more for old time's sake. Anyway...

Quite a show, and quite a nice recording, especially with the wind and rain (which all but quit when Branford entered). A few sound issues in the first set are from the sound system itself. All were on their game, but I thought Jeff Chimenti really shined; Sunshine's vocals were up in the mix and she had some fine moments also. For those just reading the setlist, "Jam" or "Space" could be inserted between Eyes and Dark Star v2, as well as between Dark Star & The Other One; those jams went well beyond the songs.

As for the "no Jerry"; yes, he's sorely missed and no, this isn't quite authentic Grateful Dead. Check out Red Rocks 9/6/85 and smell those roses, then give this another listen.
Reviewer: OuizzzlKhatBaker - - September 25, 2013
Subject: I wish I could have been there for it was stellar!
I've been to my share of GD and Furthur shows and this was by far one for the archive. The second set was out of this world especially with Branford. I wish I could have been there. Nonetheless, @limeydeadhead, we all wish Jerry was still here and grooving but he isn't. Does that mean the music has to stop? I hope not, for the beat goes on. Nobody can take his place, ever! We all know that but I am grateful that I still can expecience some very magical moments. I wouldn't change that for the world.
Reviewer: Apeslave - - September 25, 2013
Subject: Boo Yah!
I thought the show was amazing. I am very grateful that I attended the show and at least Limey won't be upset for 2014. You will be missed on the hiatus Furthur! Great show, great memories, great people. Thank you!
Reviewer: Dylan M - - September 25, 2013
Subject: Limey, you're missing the point
Phil Lesh and Bob Weir arn't "making a living" off of Furthur. These guys are plenty we'll set finically. Whether you think Furthur is lacking is your judgment I suppose.

Generally I think the project has had some weak points, but this last weekend at Red Rocks was special. Bob was in stronger form than I can recall anytime recently. The setlists were creative, expansive and inspired (at least Thursday and Sunday when I went.)

First set is a little spotty but second set shines through as one of the "bands" most legit guest appearances yet. Branford played a bit with Bobby and Bruce Hornsby last summer but when rumors started to surface that Branford might take a night off from his stint with Colorado Symphony Orchestra to join old cohorts Phil & Bobby I didn't personally buy it. When Bobby said "call for secuirty" during "Let It Grow" and Branford busted onstage immediately remerging himself with authentic contribution for nearly the entire set, it's kind of lame of you to summarize this set as "lacking".

Did you even attend this show?

Either way I'm not trying to put you down, just saying your review didn't really give any insight to this special occasion. We don't need a grand statement about whether Phil or Bob should or shouldn't still be performing Grateful Dead songs without Jerry. Obviously plenty feel it worthwhile to visit even a portion of that feeling.

Great show from a project that has brought Phil & Bob back on the road together after all the years, for better or worse.

Eyes, Dew, Franklin's. With Branford. Sweet!
Reviewer: limeydeadhead - - September 24, 2013
Subject: Hmmm...
Can't get my head around this. Lacking. Glad the boys are making a living and still playing but leave the Jerry stuff alone. It doesn't work without the big man

R I P Jerr
Reviewer: azforker - - September 24, 2013
Subject: Thanks for a real good time !
Just Thought I would do Red Rocks this year instead of Vegas and Greek , sure glad I made that choice. At 70 years old and taken next year off this could be the last for Furthur and me, what a way to go out, enjoy every note you get folks because it could be your last also. The whole Red Rocks experience is fabulous and this 2nd set was the tops I have ever seen , although Vegas last year was off the hook. Don't look for whats wrong, enjoy what ya get, Brown eyed women,TMNS, deal........ ,and the 2nd set with Branford, was something I will listen to for years to come, close my eyes , dance and Smile Thanks
Reviewer: close_enough_to_pretend - - September 24, 2013
Subject: Epic!
I've seen 20+ Furthur shows and this was by far the best. The first set is quite good (Black Throated Wind excepted) and the second set is exceptional. Branford's playing is inspired and his energy and creativity lift the band to new heights. They don't quite pull off The Other One but every other song is played well with many moments of pure genius. This is one Furthur show I will listen to again and again.
Reviewer: peggy o - - September 24, 2013
Subject: ..a smoking crater of my mind...
Holy shit. Last night was one of the best, if not the best shows I've ever seen of Furthur. I love the scene but don't particularly think they've taken much further, to be honest. But shows like last night remind me of what was, and what can still be when the right minds are in the right place at the right time in the time space continuum. Man, stellar show and Branford, what more can one say?!?
Reviewer: buscameby - - September 23, 2013
Subject: All timer
Great great show! What a weekend.
Reviewer: $GWIZDOLLA$ - - September 23, 2013
Subject: Great Live Show
This recording doesn't do the justice. amazing show. Marsalis made the second set one for the ages.
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